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#1453 of 1508 Advice in buying a used BMW X5
May 10, 2007 (6:46 am)
I am in a state of confusion over whether to buy a used 2005 BMW X5 for approx. U$30k, 50k miles, in superb condition (the owner is a close friend and car fanatic) with every possible optional that you can think of...I wont bore you with the list. I have been driving Land Rover Discoverys for the past 10 years and am so very tired of them but having never bought a used vehicle before, I'm worried whether its a good idea to buy this one. I only drive SUVs but lately have the desire for something more which I know the BMW X5 will give me. I tend to hold on to cars for awhile (2-4 years) and I guess my concern is buying a car that is already 3 years old!! I am always concerned that there will be a major restyling and that I'm driving around in an outdated car. Please help me decide what to do??? Thanks in advance for any advice
#1454 of 1508 Memory seat problem
May 10, 2007 (7:08 am)
I have a 2005 x5 and for some reason, my two keys for memory seats recently developed some lack in memory where it doesn't move my seats back to the original keys if the car sits overnight.
If I did it whilst not overnight, it works just fine; by moving the seats to the appropriate keys. Any one have any idea on why this recent memory problems?
#1455 of 1508 Re: Advice in buying a used BMW X5 [christinee]
May 10, 2007 (7:09 am)
50k is a bit high in mileage, but if he took care of the car well and you trust him; then do it!
#1456 of 1508 2007 X5 iPod/USB adapter option
May 11, 2007 (12:54 pm)
If anyone has this option that you order from the factory can you please tell me what it is like?
Does the cable plug into a jack in the arm rest? Does it replace the aux input that comes factory or is it another input like a USB connection? Trying to figure this option out? Thank you
#1458 of 1508 Re: WRONG ON THE 580K Produced Stat [cioccabmw]
May 15, 2007 (11:42 am)
Actually, if you read his post again he was talking about 580K as the total X5 production ever, not for the '07 model year. But I agree with your other points.
#1459 of 1508 Re: WRONG ON THE 580K Produced Stat [anon3]
May 18, 2007 (2:34 am)
Since you've got the 4.8i, would you let me know what kind of gas mileage you're getting? I've seen somewhere that people are getting around 13! If that's the case, I'm going to pass, but I feel it sure needs the extra power. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
#1460 of 1508 Re: WRONG ON THE 580K Produced Stat [cablue]
May 19, 2007 (1:58 pm)
Yes, I can do that. I have an idea but since this is important to you, I will get the actual numbers and email you again.
#1461 of 1508 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [thstone]
May 19, 2007 (2:06 pm)
I haven't been on here in awhile but my problems continue. I think I got a lemon. I have this 2007 X5 in the shop every other week: accordian shade for the sun-roof fell off, the adaptive headlights failed repeatedly, the emergency release latch broke for the tailgate broke and hangs there (too much cheap plastic on a car costing this much), not to mention the factory recalls for "hood clip corrosion", and a necessary "transmission software update".
Too many small and medium problems to mention here. My hope is that all of these bugs get ironed out in the next model year or two because I would buy another one. The power, stying, sportiness, comfort and amenities are great! And, of course, its a BMW.
#1462 of 1508 2007 X5 4.8 anti sway bar problems
May 20, 2007 (8:40 am)
Hi, I have a 07 X5 4.8i, sport package, with 1400 miles. In addition to radio and traffic report problems, I have been having noise from under car. Dealer thought anti sway bar..after 20 somethings days in shop...picked up yesterday still have light thumping noise from under car with bumps or agressive steering but also now have metal on metal grinding noise when turning or steering car at 25mph plus. Has anyone had similar problem ?